Don’t Sugarcoat Me

India Operations celebrated World Diabetes Day on 14 November across all its hospitals to the theme of ‘Family and Diabetes’.

Focusing on driving synergy on clinical leadership by equipping nurses with greater knowledge and clinical competencies, the celebration included health awareness talks to nurses and the public. A “WhatsApp” group for diabetic patients and their families is created that comprise Endocrinologist, Nurses, Dieticians etc. where they can share their concerns and seek advises.

An in-house workshop focused on diabetes and hypertension was also conducted across units to improve patient care.

World Diabetes Day was established in 1991 by International Diabetes Federation and the World Health Organization in response to growing concerns about the escalating health threat posed by diabetes. It became an official United Nations Day in 2006 and is celebrated every year on 14 November, the birthday of Sir Frederick Banting, who co-discovered insulin along with Charles Best in 1922.